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On cooler evenings, curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburner
Spacious open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner
Exposed stonework and woodburner create a homely feel
Enjoy a meal with a loved one
On cooler evenings, curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburner
A pretty patio outside which is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee
Prepare your favourite meals
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Sit back and relax and enjoy your surroundings
5 minutes drive from the coastal resort Westward Ho!
Beautiful walks along the North Devon Coastal Path
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2 / 15  Spacious open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner
3 / 15  Exposed stonework and woodburner create a homely feel
4 / 15  Enjoy a meal with a loved one
5 / 15  On cooler evenings, curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburner
6 / 15  A pretty patio outside which is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee
7 / 15  Prepare your favourite meals
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9 / 15  Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
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12 / 15  Sit back and relax and enjoy your surroundings
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14 / 15  5 minutes drive from the coastal resort Westward Ho!
15 / 15  Beautiful walks along the North Devon Coastal Path

The Gatehouse

Westward Ho! (2mls E), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A romantic retreat set within the pretty North Devon village of Abbotsham surrounded by rolling countryside
  • Enjoy a dog walk with breath-taking views along the nearby coast path and via Abbotsham cliffs
  • The seaside village of Westward Ho! is just a 5 minute drive with its famous Pebble Ridge
  • Explore some of North Devon’s finest beaches including Westward Ho!, Croyde and Woolacombe
Property code: GATAB

A romantic and traditional cottage for two with easy access to North Devon’s finest offerings, including historic towns, rugged cliff top walks and golden sandy beaches.

This property provides an idyllic cottage retreat for two with access to North Devon’s coast, historic towns and villages, rugged cliff top walks and golden sandy beaches. Situated in the pretty village of Abbotsham, within easy reach of the South West Coastal Path (2 miles), you can enjoy beautiful walks with uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Ideally secluded for a romantic break or some simple respite from everyday hustle and bustle, you will feel truly at home in this traditional stone cottage with its character charm, exposed stonework and beams. You can unwind in the open-plan lounge, sitting snugly beside a warming wood burner stove on a chilly evening, watching TV or simply chatting over a glass of wine or two. The dining area set for two is ideally placed by the window where you can enjoy the sunshine or stars. Should you prefer, you can dine alfresco on the patio at the front of the property with its pretty bistro set, or even make use of the BBQ in the pleasant enclosed garden with lawn next to the cottage.

On a clear day, whilst visiting the nearby coast, you will be able to see the lauded Lundy Island on the horizon: home to many species of wildlife. You can take a day trip to the island on the MS Oldenburg which departs from Bideford (3 miles) or visit the Victorian seaside village of Westward Ho! just 3 miles away, named after Charles Kingsley’s novel of the same name. You can walk there, if you wish, by joining the famed South West Coastal Path at Abbotsham Cliffs (2 miles), whilst taking in the stunning scenery of the beautiful rugged coastline en route.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • En-suite shower room with WC
  • TV
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric oven/hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine located in en-suite
  • Seating, patio, lawn and BBQ adjacent to the property
  • Allocated private off road parking for 1 car adjacent to property
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach and shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lisa 23rd October 2021

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This was amazing and owners were lovely. I highly highly recommend The Gatehouse. Thank you

Reviewed by Lesley 18th October 2021

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Beautiful little cottage . If you like peace and quiet this is the place to be .

Reviewed by Sue 1st October 2021

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Lovely cottage with a lot of interesting and attractive features. Appreciated the welcome pack full of goodies and welcome note. Nice fitted kitchen and well equipped. Log burner was nice to come back to on wet chilly days. Fantastic shower and constant supply of hot water. Great location for exploring the local area which we did! Able to walk to tRead morehe coast at Abbotsham cliffs which was stunning. Great food and warm welcome in the Thached Inn in the pretty village. Didn't want to come home! Hide

Reviewed by Philip 24th September 2021

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Ideal location, everything you need. Good log burner for the chilly nights.

Reviewed by Celine 20th August 2021

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Cottage was lovely had everything you needed. The patio area was so peaceful and was relaxing to sit out there in the evenings. The cottage was in good location to visit other places in Devon.

Reviewed by Kelli 13th August 2021

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Beautiful location & very peaceful. Cottage was equipped with everything we needed for our holiday including some things we weren't expecting - dishwasher & washing tablets! Towels beautifully soft & bed very comfy. The Thatched Inn is definitely worth a visit, only a 5 minute walk. Just take the Gatehouse torch if you are going in the evening - itRead more's a dark walk back! For a good day out, go into Ilfracombe & take a ride on the rigid rider speed boats. Pretty coves to be seen from the sea. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 25th July 2021

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Lovely cottage full of character and very well equipped, comfortable bed, great shower and excellent kitchen. Great location for exploring the area, lovely and quiet but still near everything. Local pub with great food. Dog friendly with a little garden and barbecue.

Reviewed by Darren 23rd July 2021

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Fantastic little cottage we loved The Gatehouse, great cosy place to stay, everything youll need for a few days away. Ideal location for discovery Devon. Also check out The Hobbit hole the adjacent property also let out on by the owners on Holiday cottages.

Reviewed by Sarah 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Victoria 5th July 2021

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Beautiful little cottage , had everything you could need. The welcome basket was a lovely touch. Great location for coastal walks exploring and beaches. Thank you for a great stay .

Reviewed by Alison 18th June 2021

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Great stay. Cottage comfortable and clean

Reviewed by Graeme 11th June 2021

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Lovely quiet location. Very relaxing with super walks on your doorstep. Perfect place to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle !

Reviewed by Jane 7th June 2021

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Lovely cosy place to stay, perfect position for access to the coastal path etc, slept soundly, left feeling relaxed and recharged. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Marion 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by David 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Stephen 12th April 2021

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Cottage was great - so well appointed and decorated etc. Only gripe was the IT situation.

Reviewed by Emma 11th December 2020

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Perfect bolt hole from busy urban life. Such a thoughtful welcome and everything was so convenient and easy to use. Just slightly difficult to find with the sat nav, so try getting there in the daylight.

Reviewed by Megan 2nd November 2020

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Reviewed by Nigel 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Geoffrey 23rd October 2020

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The cottage is very well equipped we took a few things that they never have had in previous accommodation but it was all there very comfortable and under floor heating was a bonus, and the welcome hamper was a great surprise

Reviewed by Alan 16th October 2020

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Well located and cosy cottage. Ideally situated for coastal walks.

Reviewed by Maurizio 26th September 2020

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Gate House is ideally located for visiting local area that includes Barnstaple, Bideford, Westward Ho and other interesting venues. Walked from Gate House to South West Coast path and walked for a couple of hours towards Hartland and had a picnic lunch with Lundy Island in the distance. Walked back towards Westward Ho and had a great day out.

Reviewed by Andy 18th September 2020

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Good location, but be aware that the 'track' alongside the cottage is actually a narrow road that is used by vehicles. Meeting one when walking the dog can be very tricky. Main room is good, but bedroom and bathroom are small. Be prepared to be woken by the owners getting up at 6:15 every morning when they put the dog into the courtyard below the bRead moreedroom. Hide

Reviewed by Colleen 11th September 2020

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The cottage was beautiful and so peaceful. It was situated in such a prime location, quick easy routes to other beaches and attractions. Beautiful surroundings, wonderful walks. We were delighted to receive our welcome hamper.

Reviewed by Julia 7th August 2020

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Lots of places only accessible by car but some lovely walks. Lovely cottage

Reviewed by Sharon 31st July 2020

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Great location lovely cottage and the local pub and area were perfect

Reviewed by James 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Jeanette 12th July 2020

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The cottage was lovely and felt bigger than I expected, with lovely high ceilings. It was extremely well equipped with all you could need for a very enjoyable stay. The owner was vert quick to sort a minor issue we had when a repair was required.

Reviewed by John 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by Ian 28th February 2020

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Fabulous location close to the beach and any shops you needed. Great hosts and the bed was so comfortable. Such a lovely little cottage which we soon made our home. The log burner was fabulous and the cottage had some lovely touches like a welcome pack which included a bottle of Prosecco. I would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone. I would Read morealso go back myself again without a doubt. Hide

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On cooler evenings, curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburner
Spacious open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner
Exposed stonework and woodburner create a homely feel
Enjoy a meal with a loved one
On cooler evenings, curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburner
A pretty patio outside which is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee
Prepare your favourite meals
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Show 3 moreSit back and relax and enjoy your surroundings

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